AMHERST, Massachusetts -- Amherst outscored Brandeis 56-33 in the second half behind the three-point shooting of John Pavelski and George Charles to come from behind and defeat Brandeis 78-72. The Judges jumped out to a 7-0 lead to open the game and closed the half with a 16-2 run towards a 39-22 halftime lead. Kevin Shurland had 11 of his 19 points in the first off Brandeis fast breaks to lead the Judges.
Julian Rowand drained the first of nine treys to open the second half as Brandeis fouls plagued the Judges with 23 Jeff points from the line. Midway through the half, Amherst hit seven consecutive threes to pull the Jeffs within five with 4:02 to play. A pair of free throws by Jamal Wilson gave Amherst its first lead at 68-67 with 2:30 to play before George Charles hit a clutch shot behind the arc to force a Brandeis timeout with 1:28 on the game clock. The double-bonus and perfect shooting from the line closed out the game to hand the Jeffs their 16th win of the season.
Matt Landry led the Judges with 21 points and 9 rebounds as Brandeis falls to the 5-14 mark. Amherst betters its record to 16-3 and heads to Wesleyan on Saturday for a Little III matchup.
Brandeis (5-14) 39 33 -- 72 Amherst (16-3) 22 56 -- 78